The 8th Amendment

Definition for the 8th Amendment

Excessive bail should not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

8th Amendment Court Case

The name of the case was Hudson v McMillian. The court said that he needs to show the significant injury when he claims that his amendment has been violated.

Bill of Rights Scenario

Jack v Nick. Nick, the police officer, said that he'll be executed for stealing bread. Jack said that's a big punishment for stealing bread. A few days later, the colonists hear about Jack's execution. The colonists also say that's too big of a punishment for stealing bread. Then one of the colonist say that's violating the 8th amendment. Nick then freed Jack.

Citations

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Court Case:"Americapedia – Bill of Rights." Bill of Rights Institute Americapedia Bill of Rights Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.